June 16, 2023
Funding Opportunity: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training – Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults (BHWET-CAY) Program for Professionals – HRSA-23-131
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) HRSA-23-131 to address the behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, and young adults by increasing the supply and distribution of behavioral health providers in rural and underserved communities.
The Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training-Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults (BHWET-CAY) Program for Professionals will enhance trainees’ knowledge, skills, and expertise through clinical and experiential training. The program also invests in the supply of, and training for clinical supervisors.
HRSA will award approximately $9.7 million to up to 18 grantees over a period of two years through this funding opportunity.
Establish training opportunities for trainees in community-based settings serving children, adolescents, young adults
Prioritizing settings in underserved and rural communities
Increasing the number of clinical supervisors for behavioral health professional trainees working with children, adolescents, and your adults
Enhancing training opportunities for new and existing faculty and clinical supervisors focused on the behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, and young adults
Providing assistance and supports to connect graduates with employment opportunities
Eligible applicants include:
- Accredited institutions of higher education or accredited professional training programs in mental health
- Accredited doctoral, internship, and post-doctoral residency programs of health service psychology of health service psychology
- Accredited master’s and doctoral degree programs of social work
- Domestic community-based organizations
- Tribes and tribal organizations
The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET on July 14, 2023
View the funding opportunity on Grants.gov for complete eligibility information.